Monday, November 30, 2009

Why Religion and Politics Should Never Mix

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) has taken at least 20 "missionary" trips overseas since he's been in office, allegedly paid for by U.S. taxpayers, using military transport.  He is especially fond of Uganda, boasting that he has "adopted" the East African nation.   In fact, he is so fond of Uganda, he has invited its leaders to become members of the not-so secret, secret society known as the Family in D.C., according to Jeff Sharlet, whose new book, "The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power" exposes just that.


Inhofe has made some outrageous statements and engaged in some pretty bizarre behavior behavior, but using taxpayer funds to travel to Uganda for the purpose of encouraging the passage of a law that would allow the government to execute gays and lesbians is beyond reprehensible.

While I could continue to excoriate this misanthrope, I doubt that Inhofe or other members of the Family will change their vile ways. This is the same group that have produced those paragons of virtue Gov. Sanford of SC and Sen. Ensign of Nevada, among others.

We only need to read about this huge waste of  taxpayer money, the interference in the administration of a sovereign government, and the advocacy of the violation of human rights to understand anew why religion and politics should never mix.

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